Starokadomskii Island

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Starokadomskii Island

 

an island in the northwestern part of the Laptev Sea. Area, approximately 110 sq km. The island consists of two parts joined by a narrow isthmus. The southern part is hilly, with elevations to 35–40 m, and the northern part is low-lying. The shores are strongly indented. The vegetative cover consists of grasses, mosses, and lichens. The island was discovered in 1913 during a hydrographic expedition on the ships Taimyr and Vaigach and was named after the expedition’s physician, L. M. Starokadomskii.

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